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Thursday, September 30, 1976, the government shut down for 10 days.

Friday, September 20, 1977, the government shut down for 12 days.

Monday, October 31, 1977, the government shut down for 8 days.

Wednesday, November 30, 1977, the government shut down for 8 days.

Saturday, September 30, 1978, the government shut down for 17 days.

Sunday, September 30, 1979, the government shut down for 11 days.

Friday, November 20, 1981, the government shut down for 2 days.

Thursday, September 30, 1982, the government shut down for 1 day.

Friday, December 17, 1982 the government shut down for 3 days.

Thursday, November 10, 1983 the government shut down for 3 days.

Sunday, September 30, 1984 the government shut down for 2 days.

Wednesday, October 3, 1984 the government shut down for 1 day.

Thursday, October 16, 1986 the government shut down for 1 day.

Friday, December 18, 1987 the government shut down for 1 day.

Friday, October 5, 1990 the government shut down for 3 days.

Monday, November 13, 1995 the government shut down for 5 days.

Friday, December 15, 1995 the government shut down for 21 days.

You'll notice 1 government shutdown occurred during the Ford administration, 5 shutdowns occurred during the Carter administration, 8 shutdowns occurred during the Reagan administration, and 3 during the Clinton administration. No one ever used the military, social security, and veterans benefits as pawns until the Obama administration. During all the shutdowns, the national debt payments were made and social security checks were sent out on time. And the government survived.